He might have been the only one surprised, but Kd Cannon said he was thrilled when he was selected to the Associated Press Class 4A All-State team this week.
"I feel great about it," Cannon said. "When I heard about it, I was surprised. I didn't know I did that well.
"I knew I had a good season," Cannon said. "But you always feel like there's somebody out there who maybe had a better year."
Modesty aside, Cannon earned the first-team honor by snagging 95 passes for 1,516 yards and 25 touchdowns. That topped the great numbers he had as a sophomore, when Cannon pulled in 61 passes for 1,004 yards and 10 scores.
"Really, I just tried to get more mentally focused," Cannon said. "I worked to get faster, stronger and a little bit bigger."
That hard work paid off as Mount Pleasant had an 8-3 season and made it into the playoffs. But Cannon said he's hardly satisfied. He feels like his junior year sets up the Tigers for a better run as a senior.
"I want to go deep into the playoffs next year," Cannon said.
In addition to working on his game in the offseason, Cannon said he hopes to narrow things down in recruiting. A number of schools have stepped to the plate for the talented wideout, who has eight offers, and Cannon said he's trying to narrow his list down to a top five.
"I'm still trying to figure that out," Cannon said. "Nobody is ahead. Really, everyone is about the same right now."